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Linanthus jonesii  (A. Gray) Greene
Jones linanthus,   Jones' linanthus
Linanthus jonesii is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Linanthus
Family: Polemoniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPNGilia jonesii
PLANTSLinanthus bigelovii var. jonesii
Information about  Linanthus jonesii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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USDA PLANTS Profile (LIJO)

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[Wikipedia] Range & Description: Linanthus jonesii is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Jones' linanthus. It is native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This is a small annual herb producing a hairy, glandular stem no more than about 15 centimeters tall, with several pairs of needle-like, curving leaves. The inflorescence is an open array of vespertine flowers with throats surrounded by membranous, ribbed sepals with needle-like teeth. The funnel-shaped flowers are under a centimeter wide when open and mostly white in color, with yellowish coloring in the throats and purple tinting on the outer surfaces. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/12/2024).